Feyenoord escaped the primary defeat of the season within the Eredivisie on Sunday. The crew of coach Dick Advocaat performed a 1-1 attract De Kuip in opposition to the stronger FC Utrecht.
Feyenoord will get away effectively in opposition to FC Utrecht earlier than the break
Mark van der Maarel gave the Domstedelingen the lead in De Kuip shortly after the break and Lutsharel Geertruida scored the equalizer within the sixty fifth minute. FC Utrecht then had good possibilities on the 1-2, however Feyenoord held on at house.
The crew from Rotterdam continues to be unbeaten within the competitors underneath Advocaat, however it’s the first time in a month that Feyenoord stays with no victory within the Eredivisie. After the 2-2 draw in opposition to RKC Waalwijk on October 25, Feyenoord did win in opposition to FC Emmen (2-3), FC Groningen (2-0) and Fortuna Sittard (1-3).
FC Utrecht has been ready a month for a victory within the Eredivisie. Earlier in November, the Domstedelingen didn’t win in opposition to PEC Zwolle (1-1), Ajax (0-3) and Heracles Almelo (4-1) and are nonetheless with no win in an away match in 2020.
As a result of draw, Feyenoord slowly loses the reference to chief Ajax. The Amsterdammers now have 5 factors greater than the Rotterdammers. FC Utrecht stays within the center bracket with eleven factors.
FC Utrecht took some extent at Feyenoord. (Picture: Professional Photographs)
Feyenoord, which missed Jens Toornstra, Bart Nieuwkoop and the suspended Orkun Kökçü and began with base debutants Jordy Wehrmann and George Johnston, had a troublesome time in opposition to FC Utrecht from the primary second. Within the third minute, Nick Marsman intervened effectively after a wager by Sander van de Streek and shortly afterwards Mimoun Mahi shot large large.
But it was Feyenoord that just about took the lead after ten minutes with lots of fortune. Van der Maarel tried to clear the ball together with his head, however headed in the direction of his personal objective and hit the within of the put up. Goalkeeper Maarten Paes then narrowly saved the ball out of his objective.
Nonetheless, it was FC Utrecht, the place former Feyenoord participant Eljero Elia began on the bench, that saved the perfect possibilities. Bart Ramselaar didn’t work in a low effort from Mahi from shut vary within the twenty sixth minute and simply earlier than half-time, Marsman once more carried out excellently when Mahi performed.
Feyenoord had a troublesome time in opposition to FC Utrecht, however did forestall a defeat. (Picture: Professional Photographs)
5 minutes after the break, FC Utrecht was nonetheless paid after work. After a nook, the ball landed within the ft of Van der Maarel, who fired in from shut vary in a indifferent place. Not a lot later, the 0-2 also needs to have been a reality, however Ramselaar stumbled upon the excellent Marsman after a heel from Mahi.